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Students find innovative solutions to global issues at IB World Student Conferences

By Laura Wellesley Since bidding farewell in July to the latest group of IB students to attend an IB World Student Conference, we remain proud and delighted that such a wonderfully-engaged group of young people joined us to develop innovative solutions to some real, significant global issues. We welcomed 361 students to the two 2016 […]

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Supranational Policies of Education at IB conference

Javier M Valle suggests that in a postmodern society, with globalization as a main characteristic, different human groups—with particular values and cultures, but living in a very close interdependent world—face two risks. On one hand, absolute relativism, and on the other hand, the imposition of a unique thought. Ahead of Javier’s keynote speech on this […]

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Siva Kumari explains how the IB engenders the ethos of international-mindedness

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]

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The river in which we are swimming: Making sense of the global renaissance in education

Peter Senge’s keynote speech provided an inspiring, enlightening and educating start to the second day of the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEM) regional conference in October. He talked about a global renaissance in education, explaining that “the way we live is a consequence of the way we are educated.” Peter described how the […]

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The power of untold stories in Yemen

Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year Thana Faroq gave a powerful keynote speech about the power of storytelling at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Thana is an IB graduate from Yemen with a passion for telling the story of her homeland through […]

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IB workshops at IBSCA and UCAS conferences support international applications to UK higher education

Join Peter Fidzcuk at two June workshops in London. Peter is the IB’s UK Development and Recognition Manager and also the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) University Admissions Manager. On 9 June, Peter has organised the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) 2015 Higher Education Advisors’ Conference. On 12 June, he runs a second […]